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A & J Restaurant

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1319 Rockville Pike, #C, Rockville, MD 20852-1437
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Soup was Awesome:)

Stop here but pick your times because you're in for a wait; it's an open secret concerning the great food here:)!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
Howard B
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Stop here but pick your times because you're in for a wait; it's an open secret concerning the great food here:)!!

Thank Howard B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants in DC. I highly recommend the pickled ear pigs, spared ribs, scallion pancake, fried chicken or pork, 1000 layers pancake and cucumber salad. Delicious food. Cash only.

Thank HelenaGuerra
Rockville, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is the one of my favorite Chinese restaurants in Rockville. Potsticker and noodles in hot and sour sauce are the two dishesI get every time. I also like the soy milk they serve during weekends. It reminds me of the soy milk I had when I was small in Shanghai.

Thank Jade C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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315 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The restaurant is quite small compare to other "Dim Sum" place. It is tucked in a small strip mall in the upper Rockville area. Along the small near the door hung numerous years of "Best Restaurant" in DC area. This is the first time I had Dim Sum of Northern China. They serve cold vegetable dishes including many others common... More 

Thank Prawet J
Ringoes, New Jersey
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We used to go way out of our way to A & Js in Rockville whenever we went to Washington DC, for their noodles, steamed soup dumplings and small appetizer plates. After not having been here for several years, I found that the homemade noodles are still great, with good, al dente texture, but everything else just isn't the same... More 

Thank CannotEatPrestige
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Good value, as long as you like a lot of fried food. You'll find a lot of the standards, like scallion pancakes and gyoza. Cold tofu with mushrooms is good. Try a noodle dish like sesame with peanuts.

Thank Derek F
Bethesda, Maryland
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155 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a wonderful little restaurant. I love getting a bowl of noodles (the wide ones seem to be freshly made) and ordering some small sides to add. The best small dish in my opinion is the mushroom-gluten-tofu combo. The spicy cold cucumbers are also great. Prices are also on the inexpensive side. It's very casual - you circle what... More 

Thank CYLau
Washington, DC
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

We went because a and j made Washington's cheap eats. Washingtonian was right that the food is cheap. But the best dish we had at a and j was worse than the worst dish we have had in three visits to bob's 66 just up the road. 5 spice Spareribs, in particular, were disappointing and smelled a little off. The... More 

Thank nzedhoneymooners
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is our go-to restaurant when my family wants a quick but nice meal out. Ordering is off a menu instead of a cart, like many other dim-sum restaurants. Menu selections are very different from what you find in typical American-style Chinese restaurants, so go in with an open mind and prepare to try new dishes. Everything is served family-style.... More 

Thank Catherine D
Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The beef is well seasoned and oh, so tender. Had the small noodles which were fine. Service was attentive and efficient. Only problem is this restaurant is cash only. So, be prepared.

Thank Margaret C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1319 Rockville Pike, #C, Rockville, MD 20852-1437
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: 301-251-7878

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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